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Idaho landline fund loses revenue as cellphone use increases

A state fund that helps keep phone landlines affordable for rural Idaho residents is losing revenue as more people switch to cellphones. The Idaho Statesman reports the Idaho Public Utilities Commission is figuring out how to keep the state fund solvent as it loses revenue that's acquired by surcharges on landline bills...

Tentative deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility

Idaho officials have reached a tentative agreement approving a utility company’s $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.

Utilities delayed effort to map power line risk to wildfires

Two days before the deadliest outbreak of wildfires in California history, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities won the latest in a long series of delays to map where power lines pose the greatest wildfire risk, a report said Sunday.

Cost of legislative inaction mounts

Those who are annoyed need to speak up and let legislators know adjourning before getting the job done is unacceptable.

Utilities warned 1+ year before nuke plant flop

Utility companies were warned more than a year ago that a South Carolina nuclear reactor project was doomed, yet failed to heed warnings that could have saved the venture.

Warren Buffett to buy big Texas utility Oncor

Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to buy Oncor, Texas’ largest regulated utility, and the famed Omaha company has the support of most parties that could block the deal, according to documents from the two companies.